Hollywood liberal Barbra Streisand signaled Monday that she believed the Founding Fathers envisioned the impeachment process as a way to counter the threat of aspiring despots–Donald Trump, in particular.
‘Trump aspires to be a despot’
The Grammy award-winning artist shared a link to a New York Times op-ed titled “Trump Is the Founders’ Worst Nightmare,” which promoted the bogus narrative that the president engaged in a quid pro quo scheme, and likened him to a would be tyrant.
“From his blatant attempt to extort Ukraine using taxpayer money for a fake investigation of his political rival, there is question that Trump aspires to be a despot, and impeachment is the sober process envisioned by the Founders to counter such a threat,” Streisand tweeted.
From his blatant attempt to extort Ukraine using taxpayer money for a fake investigation of his political rival, there is question that Trump aspires to be a despot, and impeachment is the sober process envisioned by the Founders to counter such a threat.https://t.co/DAVnaPMoUx
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) December 2, 2019
The article Streisand cites makes a similar argument, suggesting that Trump is the despot that the Founding generation would have feared. It says the current president “has made full use of the demagogic playbook,” citing his campaign rallies and accusing Trump of using them to “spread these falsehoods and attack the credibility, motives and even patriotism of witnesses” in the impeachment inquiry.
The article concludes, “When this is all over, we will not hear warm bipartisan praise for how ‘the system worked.’ The lesson will be that, in the politics of the time, a demagogue who gets into the Oval Office is hard to get out.”
Barbra Streisand Defends Impeachment, Claims Trump “Aspires to be a Despot”
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— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) December 3, 2019
Anti-Trump Crusading Is Classic Streisand
Streisand speaking out about impeachment is nothing new. In October, she shared a gruesome depiction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi impaling Trump with her high heel shoes.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 19, 2019
As of now, the House Judiciary Committee will continue with the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, although the White House has said they will not participate in the “baseless and highly partisan” event.
Chairman Jerry Nadler called Trump’s decision “unfortunate” and asserted that the president should “provide any exculpatory information that refutes the overwhelming evidence of his abuse of power.”
Seriously? When are we going to start talking about the Democrats’ blatant and aggressive “abuse of power?”